Our Youth Clinic is free!
We are the only youth health clinic available on the Saanich Peninsula. The Youth Clinic is in Sidney and operates on Thursdays from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm.
To book an appointment:
Call 250-656-4143, then press 4, then press 5
Now offering telehealth & in-person appointments!
The Youth Clinic is now operating with both telehealth and in-person appointments for our physicians and counselors.
We are still operating with COVID-19 protocols in place, and ask that our patients wear masks during their visits. If you have any symptoms that could be caused by COVID-19, we ask that you book telehealth appointments only.
Why is the Youth Clinic important?
We are the only youth health clinic available on the Saanich Peninsula. We know that young people have unique needs when it comes to health. Privacy, respect, trust and compassion are our top priorities when it comes to serving you!
A safe place for youth
We provide confidential support for any medical concern – you are more than welcome to speak to us about your physical, mental and sexual health.
Young people on the Peninsula visit us to speak to a counsellor, get prescriptions, access STI and pregnancy testing and to ask personal questions about their health. We can also safer sex supplies, menstrual supplies, and birth control – make sure to talk to us about payment if you have questions or need help.
Our goal is to be a safer space for any young person who comes through our doors – every gender, orientation and identity is welcome. We will do anything we can to welcome you and make you feel as comfortable as possible!
Who is the Youth Clinic for?
You! We welcome anyone between the ages of 12 to 24 (up until your 25th birthday). Check out our video below to discover more!
We know that there may be topics or questions that are easier to discuss in private. When you visit our clinic, we will respect your confidentiality. While you are NOT required to be accompanied by a parent or guardian, we always encourage people to bring a friend or trusted supporter!
You can learn more about Health Information Privacy in British Columbia here.
Please let us know if you have any questions!
Our clinic acknowledges that the land on which we work is the traditional territory of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the WSÁNEĆ peoples
The Youth Action Team
Our clinic is powered by the hard work and passion of volunteers in our community! Our Youth Action Team is made up of youth volunteers with an interest in health, education and community.
The Youth Action Team helps to organize youth wellness events on the Peninsula, create educational resources for youth and supplies health and wellness kits to young people in our community. We also eat lots of snacks!
If you are interested in learning what it’s like to work in a clinic, producing educational content for social media or meeting new friends in your community, then the Youth Action Team is for you!
We meet every week on Thursday evenings! If you are interested in getting involved, please contact our coordinator Ella at firstname.lastname@example.org or find us on Instagram @saanichpeninsulayouthclinic
Created for youth, by youth.
Saanich Peninsula Youth Emergency Resource Directory
The Help Card was made to provide free, anonymous and confidential help specific to youth.
The Youth Clinic comes under the umbrella of Shoreline Medical Society, a Canadian registered charity.
The vision of the society is to be a leading primary care network for the Saanich Peninsula, integrating multiple disciplines working together to provide community health care.
Thanks to our donors!
We exist due to donations from:
- 100 Women Who Care
- Coast Capital Savings – Sidney Branch
- Island Sexual Health
- Ministry of Child & Family Development
- Saanich Peninsula Hospital and Healthcare Foundation
- SHOAL Centre – Sidney
- Sidney by the Sea Rotary Club
- Thrifty Foods – Sidney
YouthSpace- www.youthspace.ca 778-783-0177
Victoria Native Friendship Centre- www.vnfc.ca 250-384-3211
Two Spirit, Trans and Queer and Allied Youth & Family Support- 250-475-7624
Kiwanis Youth Shelter- www.vyes.ca/programs 250-383-3514
Out of The Rain Night Shelter- www.outoftherainvictoria.ca 250-415-3856
Saanich Peninsula Youth Health Clinic Help Card- 250-656-4143
Victoria Youth Clinic- www.victoriayouthclinic.ca 250-383-3552
Island Sexual Health- www.islandsexualhealth.org 250-592-3479 Text Line 250-812-9374
Saanich Child and Youth Mental Health- https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/managing-your-health/mental-health-substance-use/child-teen-mental-health 250-952-5073
Aboriginal Child and Youth Mental Health- 250-952-4073 (press 1)
Discovery Youth & Family Substance Youth Services- 250-519-5313
Umbrella Society for Addictions and Mental Health- www.umbrellasociety.ca Call/Text 250-380-0595
Eating Disorder Program- www.viha.ca/health_info/eating_disorders.html 250-387-0000
Police, fire, ambulance- 911
Vancouver Island Crisis Line- 1-888-494-3888 Text 250-800-3806
BC Suicide Crisis Line- 1-800 SUICIDE
KUU-US Aborginal Crisis Services- 250-723-2040
BC Mental Health Support- 310-6789 (doesn’t need area code)
Trans Life- 877-330-6366
Victoria Sexual Assault Centre- www.vsac.ca 250-383-3232